Friday, September 2, 2011

Kelly Road Park

What it is:  One of our friends spotted this park while on a bike ride.  Even though it was a bit of a drive (off of Hwy. 64 in Apex), we decided to check it out, and boy are we glad we did!  This has got to be one of my favorite parks in the area already!  Kelly Road Park is made mostly of wood.  There are two different sections-one for the bigger kids, and one for the toddlers.  Both areas are full of wooden platforms, pathways, bridges, ramps, and countless hiding spots.  This playground has swings, sandboxes, a model wood boat, cargo nets, rings, covered picnic tables, vending machines for drinks, restrooms, and anything else you and your child's hearts could desire in a playground.  We loved it!  There were so many different nooks and crannies to hide and play in that we definitely didn't discover them all in one trip.  We will certainly be heading back there soon!

What we liked:  It is such a unique playground.  I haven't seen any other ones like this in the area.  The sheer amount of *stuff* to climb and play on will lead to endless entertainment for kiddos.  It was also nice that they had two separate play areas for the different ages, but my little ones spent most of their time on the big play area anyway.

What we would change: It is a sunny playground, so make sure to have sunblock and a hat.  It would be perfect for a shady or cooler day.  Watch out for the ants!  We made the mistake of setting our diaper bags down on the ground.  When we picked them up, the ants had already made their way in and found the snacks.  Closed-toed shoes would also be recommended for that reason.

Website and other important information:


Address: 1609 Kelly Road, Apex, NC 27502


 1. The play area for older kids-doesn't that just look fun?

 2. Another view

 3. The area for younger kids

4. A close up of one of the structures

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's like the playground we visit when we're in Morehead City. Fun! thanks for the tip.

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